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Twins place Mauer on DL

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The Minnesota Twins placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, the team announced Wednesday.

Mauer, 31, suffered the injury in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Mauer, who has hit safely in 12 straight games, is hitting .271 with 17 doubles, two homers and 28 RBIs in 76 games this season.

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